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October 13, 2016, 4:30 AM

On October 10, 2016, the 48 Group 2016 Janken Tournament took place at Kobe World Memorial Hall. It marked the first time the tournament was held in the Kansai Region. This year's format was slightly different: there were only 7 blocks, and the wi...

New childhood friend character Naoto also revealed Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a promotional video for its Digimon Universe: Appli Monsters Nintendo 3DS game on Wednesday. The video reveals the game's December 1 release date, and al...

It's difficult at first to reckon with the jarring opening minutes of Miss Hokusai, Keiichi Hara's anime adaptation of the Hinako Sugiura manga series. Named for the daughter of famed Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai, the film starts with with O...

"Classicaloid" versions of classical music composers like Beethoven and Mozart have appeared in modern day Japan. They look like normal people (in slightly weird clothes) but when they play their "musique", very strange things begin to happen.

UPUPGIRLS (KARI) launch a full throttle audio/visual assault in the MV for "! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ("! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! " is pronounced "Pan Pan Pan")" from their 21st single "! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! /Kimi toiu Kasetsu" (release date: October 11)!

I felt this episode to be rushed. Other than Mikitaka himself, I actually wasn't too crazy about these certain chapters. It was entertaining to see Rohan stab his own pinkie with a pen, Mikitaka throwing up, and then the actual house burning down ...

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Limited-time eatery to open this week in trendy Shibuya neighborhood. This fall, Persona 5, the fifth round-numbered installment in publisher Atlus' hit video game series, was set to go head-to-head with Final Fantasy XV.

RocketNews24 Casey Baseel

Given the swiftness and strength with which Nintendo's legal team reacts to fan games, we have to assume this one is already on borrowed time. In its nearly 20 years of providing fun times and happy memories to fans, the Pokémon franchise has stir...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Crunchyroll has announced the addition of Girlish Number to its fall 2016 anime lineup. The series is part of an idol voice actress multi-media project developed by writer Wataru Watari (My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) and artist QP:flapper (Etotam...

Honey's Anime HoneyFeed

It has been revealed that seinen horror manga Higanjima will be getting a short anime adaptation on YouTube and Nico Nico starting 15 October. The story follows Akira Miyamoto as he sets out to save his older brother from a vampire-inhabited islan...

The site for Akiba's Trip: The Animation, the upcoming anime based on the popular game series, has revealed some new details about the series, including the main cast and a story outline. Let's go (s)tripping.

Crunchyroll Paul Chapman

GameLark, a community of musical artists who specialize in remixing video game music, has released a 2-Disc album that pays tribute to Square Enix's Final Fantasy series of Japanese RPGs. (Above: album artwork by Ian Murray) The album, entitled "M...

Akiba Souken, a Japanese news site dedicated to the Akiharara-related pop culture/products, today revealed the result of its online popularity poll for the summer 2016 TV anime. It was conducted on its anime portal site "AniPota" from September 21...

ANGERME want another chance to make things right in the sentimental MV for "Wasurete Ageru" from their triple A-side single "Umaku Ienai/Ai no Tame Kyou made Shinka Shitekita Ningen Ai no Tame Subete Taika Shitekita Ningen/Wasurete Ageru" (release...

Kotaku East Brian Ashcraft

One Piece creator Eiichiro Oda has a crazy work schedule. He barely sleeps. Most of his day is spent doing the manga, so if you are going to work with him, he wants you to be willing to die for it. In an One Piece Gold interview uploaded by 2ch, f...

OIGEL Ardie Echel

#HunterXHunter #Anime - 'Hunter X Hunter' Season 3 anime series update: Anime to be delayed further? : "Hunter X Hunter" is a very popular anime series and the season one and two were very successful. However, the makers have not given a green sig...

Reuters.com Reuters Editorial

UPDATE 3-Ireland unveils 'Brexit-proof' budget, opposition calls it 'pathetic' * Budget also cuts income taxes, helps new home-buyers (Adds first budget vote passed) BRIEF-Aep Industries says Berry Plastics withdrew notification,report form with D...

Before it was an anime series, the Garo franchise started out as a live-action late night tokusatsu show. It made its debut in 2005, and at this past weekend's Monsterama convention Kraken Releasing announced that they licensed the original series.

The Tokyo Reporter Tokyo Reporter Staff

Saitama police arrested a man caught in a trap designed to nab a women's underwear thief (shop-list. com) SAITAMA (TR) - To catch a thief - specifically, a women's underwear thief. Early Monday morning, Saitama Prefecture Police apprehended a 43-y...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Following a Kickstarter campaign earlier in the year, Funimation is preparing to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Escaflowne with a collector's edition, standard editions, and movie, scheduled for October 18, 2016.

GoBoiano Media Nate Lou

77-year-old Michiyo Yasuda passed away due to illness on October 5th, as reported by Mainichi News. A funeral will be held by close relatives. Yasuda was a Studio Ghibli color designer who managed Studio Ghibli's color department from its inceptio...

The GLORIO Blog EuricaeriS

At 17 years old, Rei Kiriyama is already living alone, funded by his winnings as a renowned shogi prodigy. Outside of his professional life however, things are much tougher as Rei struggles in his relationship with family and friends.

The beloved Kunio-kun series will be receiving a compilation game entitled "Kunio-kun Nekketsu Complete Famicom Series" consisting of all the titles released on the original famicom in honor of its 30th anniversary, instilling nostalgia in older p...

The official website of the Code Geass 10th anniversary project has revealed that cast members of the anime series will be attending the upcoming November 27th event. Additional information about the event was also revealed.

Yibada ron Cayetano

Will "Tokyo Ghoul" season 3 release date come earlier than its expected 2017 airing? Despite Studio Pierrot's silence about the highly anticipated third season of the manga turned anime series, it can be remembered that it has been earlier reporte...

WOWJAPAN freakpool

Makoto Shinkai's latest anime film, your name. , has been a runaway success, and as it seems, people are now excited for his next work. During the 21st Busan International Film Festival in South Korea, the popular anime director made an appearance...

IGN Kallie Plagge

By Kallie Plagge This week on IGN Anime Club, Kallie, Mike, and a new guest, IGN's Mitchell Saltzman, go over the new fall shows they're watching and which are their favorites so far. Plus, what's the difference between yuri and Yuuri?

Trends in Japan William

Have a meeting online but no time to do your makeup? No problem with this technology. Telecommuting has yet to catch on in Japan, where logging long hours at the office by your physical presence, regardless of your work efficiency, is still requir...

Siliconera Sato

In addition to the upcoming Akiba's Trip anime by Studio Gonzo that begins airing this January, Acquire announced Akiba's Trip 2+A, an upcoming PS4 rerelease of Undead & Undressed with the anime's first episode.

Siliconera Sato

Nippon Ichi revealed in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine that Witch and the Hundred Knight 2 is releasing in Japan in Winter 2017. Here are some more details on story and characters. [Thanks, Hachima.

Siliconera Sato

Godly Prison Tower: Mary Skelter, Compile Heart's upcoming PS Vita dungeon crawler, releases tomorrow in Japan, and the game shares an overview with a new launch trailer. The trailer takes us through its battle system where you'll have five Blood-...

Crunchyroll Scott Green

Sunrise's Gundam. Info YouTube channel has posted an announcement that SD Gundam Sangokuden Brave Battle Warriors has returned to streaming for a limited time. The 2010 anime is based on the SD Gundam model kit series' BB Senshi Sangokuden line, w...

Gematsu Sal Romano

Square Enix's Dragon Quest of the Stars, or Hoshi no Dragon Quest, has topped 12 milliondownloads in Japan, the company announced. The smartphone RPG launched on October 15, 2015 in Japan. To commemorate 12 million downloads, Square Enix will host...

Siliconera Sato

Bandai Namco is working on a new smartphone game, God Eater Online, a "MMO hunt action" title featuring high-speed action. Here's a look at the game's opening movie, featuring many of its characters. The animation for the opening video is produced...

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